All About Dermatologists
Job Description: Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases or other conditions of the skin.
Life As a Dermatologist
- Refer patients to other specialists, as needed.
- Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in dermatology.
- Provide liposuction treatment to patients.
- Conduct clinical or basic research.
- Provide dermatologic consultation to other health professionals.
- Perform incisional biopsies to diagnose melanoma.
What Every Dermatologist Should Know
These are the skills Dermatologists say are the most useful in their careers:
Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.
Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Types of Dermatologist Jobs
- Medical Dermatologist
- Clinical Dermatologist
- Practicing Dermatologist
- Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist
Dermatologist Employment Estimates
In the United States, there were 372,400 jobs for Dermatologist in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 11.4% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 42,300 new jobs for Dermatologist by 2026. The BLS estimates 14,300 yearly job openings in this field.
The states with the most job growth for Dermatologist are Arizona, Alaska, and Utah. Watch out if you plan on working in Connecticut, Rhode Island, or Illinois. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Average Dermatologists Salary
The typical yearly salary for Dermatologists is somewhere between $60,280 and $208,000.
Dermatologists who work in Alaska, Arizona, or Colorado, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Dermatologists in different U.S. states.
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$182,910|
What Tools do Dermatologists Use?
Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Dermatologists:
- Microsoft Word
- Email software
- Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR
- Greenway Medical Technologies PrimeSUITE
- GalacTek ECLIPSE
- Automatic Data Processing AdvancedMD EHR
- Cerner PowerWorks Practice Management
- Epic Practice Management
- GE Healthcare Centricity Practice Solution
- CareCloud Central
- Benchmark Systems Benchmark Clinical EHR
- HealthFusion MediTouch
- Allscripts PM
- Kareo Practice Management
- McKesson Practice Plus
- Modernizing Medicine Practice Management
- NextGen Healthcare NextGen Practice Management
- Vitera Healthcare Solutions Vitera Intergy
- WRSHealth EMR
Becoming a Dermatologist
What education or degrees do I need to become a Dermatologist?
How many years of work experience do I need?
Who Employs Dermatologists?
The table below shows the approximate number of Dermatologists employed by various industries.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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